M1.5 Solar Flare & Sun-Diving Comet October 11, 2013
M-Flare from Nowhere
An impulsive M-Class Solar flare was registered from an active region yet to rotate the northeastern limb (Old Region 11853), the eruption produced a large Halo Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) which does not have an earth directed component due to the proximity of the active region/blast site with respect to the Earth. Today’s M1.5 occurred at 07:23 UTC. The flare itself may have been larger than the actual officially reported M1.5 due to the active region being behind the northeastern limb. Associated with this eruption was a TenFlare measuring 380 solar flux units.